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modesto st. louis

zataar Jun 11, 2009 07:24 PM

Did a search for Modesto on the Hill, but nothing definite came up. Any current information?
We have most of our dining already scheduled for our upcoming trip to St. Louis, but have a few open slots. We were thinking about trying Modesto. Would love some opinions....

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  1. Richard 16 RE: zataar Jun 11, 2009 09:10 PM

    I have not yet been there, but here's a link to the Sauce Magazine page:


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      inbiz RE: zataar Jun 11, 2009 11:07 PM

      Here's the # (314)772-8272. It's like La Bodega. I haven't eaten there in 5 years, but I remember liking it .

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        zataar RE: inbiz Jun 12, 2009 07:06 AM

        Thanks guys.
        I'd forgotten about Sauce. That's a great site.
        I was hoping Modesto might be a little more like Solera in MSP than La Bodega in KC, but it sounds good. I'll report back. Thanks again.

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          inbiz RE: zataar Jun 12, 2009 12:49 PM

          5 years ago they had the exact same menu items and the same menu design. So much so, I asked "who ripped off who?" I can't remember what they said, but I do remember they were cool. They have a chef, so maybe they've evolved since then.

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        foodieheaven RE: zataar Jun 15, 2009 06:42 PM

        Curious...where else are you planning to dine?

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          zataar RE: foodieheaven Jun 15, 2009 08:09 PM

          We love Atlas, so that is a definite. Our daughter and boyfriend are visiting from Seattle, they are beer drinkers. They are interested in the Schlafly Taproom. They've had Schlafly beer in the past and liked it quite a bit, so we will go there. I was once a chef at a restaurant that had Middle Eastern/Persian food and have enjoyed Cafe Natasha before. That's on our list.
          We've done Hill Italian to death, don't need anymore toasted ravioli. If we have time,Trattoria Marcella is a possibility. Our daughter has fond memories of Pho Grand and would like to have lunch there, as well as La Tropicana. Bailey's Chocolate Bar for dessert and maybe Square One for more beer. It's a very ambitious list for a short time.
          Oh, Goody Goody Diner, too. We love that place.

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            sbgirl RE: zataar Jun 16, 2009 02:04 PM

            Just got back. Recommend the lamb sanwich and poached egg salad at Schlafly. Skip the frogs legs, sadly boring. Loved the EIPA beer, although we drank our way about 80% through the current beers and liked them all. Dry Porter was a winner , too - lots of coffee notes.

            If you got to the Botanic Garden, make your way to O'Connell's Tavern at Shaw and Kingshighway for a burger (must add grilled onions). The place is old-school and great. and cheap. and they had their own beer (1) on tap.

            Had dinner/tapas at Mosaic Sunday and enjoyed them all. Great cucumber mojito(s).

            Dinner at Niche was fabulous, every single aspect of the evening was terrific.

        2. Richard 16 RE: zataar Jun 15, 2009 09:39 PM

          One of my favorite Italian places in STL is Roberto's in S. County, in the middle of Concord Plaza. It's not a checkered table cloth, huge servings of spaghetti sort of place. They do have $6.95 lunch specials, no doubt a nod to the economy. I have not yet been there for lunch.


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            Richard 16 RE: Richard 16 Jun 15, 2009 09:54 PM


          2. shnda99 RE: zataar Jun 16, 2009 01:39 PM


            I dont have much experience in tapas but I really liked it when I ate there. The house white sangria is to die for!

            1. Phil Novara RE: zataar Jul 25, 2009 12:26 PM

              Modesto has bacon wrapped dates stuffed with cheese...omg omg omg

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